Funimation, Crunchyroll Add Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Funimation and Crunchyroll both announced on Thursday that they will add the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale anime film to their respective streaming services' catalog on Friday. The anime will be available for users in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland in both services. Funimation will have both English subtitles and dub available, but Crunchyroll does not mention if the dub will be available.
The Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale film opened in Japan in February 2017, and sold about 308,376 tickets for 425,762,760 yen (about US$3.76 million) in its opening weekend. The film was the first anime film to rank #1 in both weekend attendance and weekend box office receipt totals since Makoto Shinkai's your name. The film has screened on over 7,500 screens in 27 countries worldwide.
Original light novel author Kawahara wrote the story for the film. Tomohiko Ito returned from the two TV anime series and the anime special to direct the film at A-1 Pictures. Shingo Adachi also returned from the TV anime to design the characters based on abec's original character designs, and Yuki Kajiura returned to score the music.